Red Gum trail
Wyrrabalong National Park
All the practical information you need to know about Red Gum trail.
Features of this track
1hr 15min - 1hr 45min
Quality of markings
Clearly sign posted
Some bushwalking experience recommended
Short steep hills: In the southern part of the loop (along Burrawang track) there's a 500-600m section of track that's a steep uphill, following the natural slope of the land.
Quality of path
Formed track: The walk is along a 4m-wide hard-packed ground firetrail reinforced with rubber canvas material. Please be mindful as this surface can be slippery.
There are tree roots at points along the track.
Gates: There's a vehicle gate along the track with access for pedestrians.
Getting there and parking
Red gum trail starts from Burrawang picnic area in the northern section of Wyrrabalong National Park.
To get there:
- Travel north along Wilfred Barnett Drive from the entrance
- After about 7.5km, you'll see a small carpark on your left at Burrawang picnic area.
There's a hard-packed ground carpark just off the main road at Burrawang picnic area where the walk begins.
Best times to visit
There are lots of great things waiting for you in Wyrrabalong National Park. Here are some of the highlights.
A spring visit allows you to see gorgeous wildflower displays as you walk through the park.
It's summertime and the water's great – visit to surf, swim or snorkel in the park's superb beaches and it's a great time of year to fish for prawns and blue swimmer crabs at Tuggerah Lake.
Head to Wyrrabalong or Crackneck lookouts – these high headlands are perfect posts for watching whales on their northern migration.
Weather, temperature and rainfall
20°C and 25°C
10°C and 17°C
The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day
Maps and downloads
Disability access level - hard
- The walk is along a 4m-wide track that's hard-packed ground. The surface of the track has been reinforced with rubber canvas material, similar to a conveyer belt. This surface can be slippery.
- There may be occasional obstacles like tree roots along the track.
- There is a vehicle gate along the walk with access for pedestrians.
- In the southern part of the loop (along Burrawang track), there's a 500-600m section of track that is a steep uphill.